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ID number:  BIRBI-B5494
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. C. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Nikephoros III Botaneiates; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1078-1081
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  4.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 364, Glendining, 1922.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ seated on backless throne (Type II b) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book with :·: on cover; double border of dots. Reverse: Emperor standing on dais, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia, in r. hand labarum, in r. hand globus cruciger; double border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +NIΠHΦΔЄCΓ TWROTANIAT (Nikephoros Botaneiates, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.3b.6

3 Related People

Nikephoros III Botaneiates
Byzantine

1081
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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